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Monday, 13 June 2011 10:52

Apple store employee tries to form a union

Written by Nick Farell
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If it were China he would have fallen off a building
This year's bravest employee has to be the US bloke who is trying to form a union in the fruity cargo cult Apple.

America does not do unions very well. They are seen as communist agitators and sometimes just gangsters, which they have been. For this reason attempts from workers to form a union have been frowned on by the outfit.

Cory Moll, a part-time employee at an Apple store in San Francisco, is working to form a union to fight for better wages and benefits and to address what he says are unfair practices. Moll’s campaign is also unusual given Apple’s reputation for fierce employee loyalty. People don't join the company because they are making Steve Jobs rich at their expense. They join it because it is part of their religion.

Moll, who has been working at Apple for four years, said he makes $14 an hour at the San Francisco Apple store. The minimum wage for 2011 in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the United States, is $9.92 an hour.

Moll admits that he has received little support from his comrades so far, though he said he has emails expressing support. He just wants to get people talking about it. We wonder how long he will remain working for Jobs' Mob anyway.


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+20 #1 yourma2000 2011-06-13 11:17
*sigh*...Apple is not a religion, it's a [censored]ing fad!!!
 
 
-1 #2 loadwick 2011-06-13 12:05
I don't really get the idea of unions and i'm from the UK, home of the union!

If you don't like your job or want more money then get a promotion or change your job. Because at the end of the day the company will just pay the going rate for the job your are doing, if you over price yourself then they will get someone else in to do it. A union just holds companies to ransom and i don't think that is right.
 
 
+11 #3 jonelsorel 2011-06-13 13:02
@ loadwick: it's probably hard to grasp the purpose of a union if you live and work in a country that's been almost a spectator during this latest artificial "crisis", or you're a company owner. I guess they shouldn't even have abolished slavery in the first place; those folks seemed happy.
 
 
+18 #4 Squall_Leonhart 2011-06-13 13:58
Quoting yourma2000:
*sigh*...Apple is not a religion, it's a [censored]ing fad!!!


no, its a religion.
FADS allow healthy discussion, if you say anything negative about apple to an apple cultist however you better call in the bomb squad.
 
 
+6 #5 misfit410 2011-06-13 14:14
I think they should be allowed to unionize, it's one thing to work 8 hour days slavishly talking to people who want to buy things, but it's quite another to expect them to do this while looking smug and feeling superior.
 
 
-1 #6 Th3pwn3r 2011-06-13 14:38
Right now is probably the time you want to avoid forming a union anywhere. Unions are falling apart and jobs are going to those willing to work for much less than union employees. Companies these days aren't afraid to wipe out an entire staff and bring in cheaper, more motivated people. Hell, even the government is doing something similar in the military from what I've heard, they're starting to drop people for conduct that was accepted before, basically they're far LESS lenient with those that have enlisted. Grocery stores do this as well, they let go their senior, topped out employees and hire kids still in high school for less than half the wages. It's not cool but it's more profit in their pockets.

TL;DR :)
 
 
0 #7 Reavenk 2011-06-13 15:31
Quote:
Moll, who has been working at Apple for four years, said he makes $14 an hour at the San Francisco Apple store. The minimum wage for 2011 in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the United States, is $9.92 an hour.


Sound like someone's just mad they're not qualified for a better job.
 
 
+6 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-06-13 18:23
Quoting Reavenk:
Sound like someone's just mad they're not qualified for a better job.



Or some scank blew her boss and she got the position that Moll was supposed to get?
 
 
+8 #9 dicobalt 2011-06-13 19:32
Retail workers form a union? BWAHAHAHALOZLOZ LOZ You're FIRED!
 
 
+4 #10 D31337Antics 2011-06-13 21:07
"All rise! We will now sing a hymn from the good app of iPsalm.. please disable all push notifications then click to page 117"
 

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